It will be quite a job for Feyenoord and PSV to take over Ricardo Pepi from FC Augsburg. The Bundesliga club now wants to cooperate in a transfer of the twenty-year-old striker, but has put a hefty price tag on him.
According to BILD, Augsburg wants to recoup the purchase price. In that case, Feyenoord and PSV must pay sixteen million euros for the American international, who is also interested in Premier League club Crystal Palace.
Pepi has been on a collision course with Augsburg in recent weeks. The German club took him over from FC Dallas in January 2022, but the attacker then felt left to his own devices. “It is clear to me: I do not want to go back to Augsburg. I have already let the club know that. Things have been promised and promised to me that have not been fulfilled,” he told Voetbal International two weeks ago.
Pepi is a sparse bright spot at FC Groningen this season, which rents him until the summer. In 24 Eredivisie matches, he scored eleven times and provided three assists. His contract with Augsburg runs until mid-2026.
Augsburg are willing to let want-away striker Ricardo Pepi move on, but demand the same €16m they paid for him 18 months ago. Alongside PSV and Feyenoord, Crystal Palace have expressed interest, according to @SPORTBILD. pic.twitter.com/ptjIY50OF9
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